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93/236/1 Electric guitar with case and accessories, 'Astro-Jet', made by Gretsch in the USA, used by Deborah Conway in Australia during the 1990's. Click to enlarge.

'Astro-Jet' Electric guitar made by Gretsch and played by Deborah Conway

Made
Electric guitar, 'Astro-Jet' with case and guarantee. Assymmetrical double cutaway solid timber body finished in crimson with bevelled edges; rosewood fingerboard; two pickups (treble and bass) and three control knobs for tone and volume; four machineheads on bass side and two on treble side of headstock.

Summary

Object No.

93/236/1

Object Statement

Electric guitar with case and accessories, 'Astro-Jet', made by Gretsch in the USA, used by Deborah Conway in Australia during the 1990's

Physical Description

Electric guitar, 'Astro-Jet' with case and guarantee. Assymmetrical double cutaway solid timber body finished in crimson with bevelled edges; rosewood fingerboard; two pickups (treble and bass) and three control knobs for tone and volume; four machineheads on bass side and two on treble side of headstock.

Marks

Gretsch at top of headstock; model no. 6126; Astro-Jet

Production

Notes

Now known as the Gretsch Company

History

Notes

Deborah Conway was the lead singer of the successful band Do-Re-Mi from 1981-1989. She has since pursued a solo career.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1993

Acquisition Date

30 June 1993

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Astro-Jet' Electric guitar made by Gretsch and played by Deborah Conway 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 August 2021, <https://ma.as/132165>

Wikipedia

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